||Portrait Photography Certificate
PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY CERTIFICATE
PHIM 1114 Digital Darkroom (4 cr)
PHIM 1122 Photo Comp (2 cr)
PHIM 1160 Basic Photo (3 cr)
PHIM 1310 Portrait Photography (2 cr)
PHIM 1316 Creative Camera (3 cr)
PHIM 1174 Studio Photographics (4 cr)
PHIM 1176 Visual Relationships (3 cr)
PHIM 1284 Digital Photo and Video (4 cr)
PHIM 1178 Business Topics (1 cr)
GRADUATION REQUIREMENT - 26 credits
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Gainful Employment Information
Career Description: Portrait Photographers concentrate their photography specifically on formal and candid portraits taken at major life events such as high school graduation, special holidays, anniversaries, weddings, business promotions, birthdays and other events. These photographers work in a studio environment or on location and utilize a variety of camera, lighting and software tools.
Program Information: The Photographic Imaging Technology Program offers an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree that consists of an ambitious, technical core in imaging and components of general education. A related option, with fewer general education requirements, is the Photographic Imaging Technology Diploma Program. Finally, there are three certificates available. The Certificate in Matting & Framing focuses on developing skills in finishing and presentation of art. The Certificate in Portrait Photography focuses on skills in all types of portrait photography. The Certificate in Photography Production focuses on developing skills in basic photography, software and color management to handle the demands of post photography production. Students choose a program option to meet their specific career goals.
Special Program Requirements: DSLR camera and lenses, laptop computer and software
Accreditation: Photo Marketing Association, Professional Photographers Association
Career Titles: Portrait Photographers, School Photographers, Event Photographer, Wedding Photographers, Photographers Assistant, Studio Owner
Employment Opportunities: Graduates accept employment nationwide as studio, event, school, and wedding photographers and as photographers' assistants. Self-employment in one’s own studio is also possible. Imaging is a fast-paced, ever-changing industry. Excitement is ever-present in one of the most innovative industries in the world.
Advisory Board: Photographic Imaging Technology Advisory Boards